Monday Morning Memo

August 8, 2022

Esperanza Estates

What's Happening in EE?


7:00 am to 11:00 am


Pickleball Courts

Thirsty Thursday

5:00 pm

Thursday, August 18


Neighborhood News

EE Parks Featured in GV News

Source: Green Valley News, Home and Garden, August 3, 2022Estates Gardens Grow"

Esperanza Estates' Parks were featured last week in the Home and Garden section of the Wednesday, August 3, edition of the Green Valley News. The article, "Pocket Parks Aplenty, How Esperanza Estates Gardens Grow," features pictures of our neighborhood parks and interviews with Rod and Mary Harp, Tom Cooke, and Kevin Welsh. It's a wonderful showcase of our neighborhood and the hard work our resident volunteer gardeners do. If you subscribe to the Green Valley News, you can access the article online at this link.

Thirsty Thursday, August 18, 5 pm

Our next Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour is Thursday, August 18, at the Ramada, 5 pm. 

Our Happy Hours are no-host events.  So BYOB, an appetizer to share if you'd like, and your own utensils. Everyone helps clean and straighten up the Ramada afterward. Even in the summer, we've had a good group. Hope you can drop by for a visit!

Unattended Dog Waste is Still a Problem

As we walk through our beautiful neighborhood, it's sadly evident that unattended dog waste (or "left behind dog poop") is still a frustrating problem. Here are comments from a couple of our EE residents:

From Bob and Jennifer Jacobs: "You may want to remind people in the MMM that they are responsible for cleaning up after their pets, not your neighbors. There are dog droppings in many places in our beautiful community. The common area on Esperanza is littered with it. I know that some of the owners may be coming from other areas in our vicinity, but not that many we would assume. As a dog owner we like many here, do clean up after our dogs. Let's not let a few of these owners make a lot of waves for the many of us who are responsible."

From Dave Sielken, EEHOA Board President: " I could not agree with you more, and it will be good to hear this comment from another voice. My dog, Rachel, and I walk basically the same route at the same time every morning and see new droppings in virtually the same places = same offenders????? The fact that the temperature of one of the more significant leavings (I can't walk past without collecting - my OCD kicking in!) is the same - cold - tells me that it is an evening walker given the current temperatures and likely the same person. I would love to catch him/her and invite them to walk elsewhere.

If you happen to have such an opportunity I would certainly support your speaking up on behalf of your neighbors!"

Thanks to all the dog owners who do pick up after their pets. If you happen to see an offender, please calmly and kindly let them know that Esperanza Estates is a "Poop Free Zone."

Tree in Esperanza Estates Hit by Lightning


A cypress tree in EE was hit by lightning on Placita Nueva during a heavy thunderstorm last week. The family was evacuated and are safe, and the fire department promptly put out the fire. Several garage door openers nearby were damaged as well. 

MMM Summer Issues

From Judy Hayes

The Monday Morning Memo is currently on a summer schedule, and will be issued on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. The next issue will be August 22. Regular weekly issues will resume in September.

Caring Connections

Richard Brosmore

  • We are sorry to announce that EE resident, Richard Brosmore (Napa) passed away on July 26 of Parkinson's disease in Naperville, Illinois. Richard is survived by his companion, Evelyn Brozoska, and two daughters. A funeral is planned in Illinois. Our since condolences to Evelyn and Richard's family and friends.

Food Bank Donations

From Sandy and Phil LaVoi

We are collecting donations in the food box at the Ramada once again. As always, the Food Bank continues to need our support. Thank you so much for your generosity.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Supplies 101 Backpacks to Students

From Lori O'Neil

Thank you to everyone that donated to our School Supply Drive. We received enough donations from our Neighbors Helping Neighbors group, several Businesses and residents in EE, Green Valley and Sahuarita to stuff 101 Backpacks. This week, we delivered the backpacks to the schools. It was great to see so many smiling faces! Thank again for your generosity! 

Good to Know

Shopping Safety Tips

Source: Pima County Sheriff's Dept

Reprint from Green Valley Council Citizens Corp Emergency Response Committee, Aug 5, 2022

Many people do not consider safety when they are out shopping in public but there are frequent incidents of theft and subsequent fraud while unsuspecting shoppers are focused on getting their shopping done. Here are some tips to keep from being a victim while out shopping.


  • Only take what you need with you when you go inside a store. Keep items such as cell phones, wallets, and keys on your person. Do not leave personal items in shopping carts while shopping as your attention will be on shopping, not guarding your belongings.


  • Women’s purses: make sure you keep your purse closed up and place it in the bottom of a shopping cart. Although leaving your purse in the small top area of a shopping cart is convenient for you, it is also convenient for thieves while you are focused on shopping.


  • If you prefer to pay with cash when shopping, do not display large amounts of cash while paying for items. Be discreet and have the right amount of cash readily available when it’s time to pay.


  • If someone you do not know approaches you and engages you in an unusual conversation, walk away. This is a common tactic used by thieves trying to distract you from the crime they are committing. 


  • Park in well-lit areas and have your keys ready to open your vehicle when approaching it. Once in your vehicle, be sure to lock your doors.


  • As always, if you see something or someone that looks or act suspicious, please call 911 immediately. You are our best source of information about what is happening in the community.


Marie & The Rock & Soul Express

Our EE webmaster, William Olson, wants to thank everyone who came to his group's performance recently at the Elks. 

They are appearing again on August 12 at Coaches Bar and Grill, 6-9 pm.


Featuring Homero Cerón

Friday, August 12, 2022 - 7:00 PM MST

The sound of steel drums creates the colors of the Caribbean when percussionist Homero Cerón’s Cool Breeze Trio performs an eclectic program that mixes melodies from Bach, Mozart and Schubert with authentic Caribbean tunes and Beatles’ songs arranged in calypso and reggae styles. Cerón’s background playing marimba, vibraphone and steel drums, and as principal percussionist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, has made it possible for him to perform hundreds of concerts throughout the region. For this concert, the Cool Breeze Trio features Matt Mitchell on nylon string guitar, and Mike Levy on fretless electric bass, along with Cerón on steel pans.


A Play by Tim Kelly - The Santa Cruz Shoestring Players

Aug 18, 2022 - Aug 21, 2022

What could possibly go wrong? The Baroness, a descendant of Dr. Victor Frankenstein, is running a home for wayward monsters in Castle Frankenstein.

The residents include Igor, Medusa, the Phantom Bride, Jacqueline Hyde, the Invisible Man, Vampira and, of course, a mummy and a werewolf. All is well until Mrs. Hoople, a wealthy American matron, who owns the castle, comes for a surprise visit. You guessed it. It goes hilariously wrong.

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